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1969
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Introduction of the world’s first quartz watch, “Seiko Quartz Astron.”
The world’s first quartz watch, the Seiko Quartz Astron was introduced in Tokyo on December 25, 1969. It delivered unmatched performance. It was accurate to within 5 seconds per month, 100 times more accurate than any other watch, and it ran continuously for a year, or 250 times longer than most mechanical watches. The quartz revolution had begun.

1973
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Introduction of the world’s first six-digit LCD quartz watch cal. 0614.
This fully-electronic watch used the world's first six-digit liquid-crystal display to indicate the time. Capable of continuously displaying the hour, minutes and seconds on a field-effect liquid crystal display, this groundbreaking digital watch attracted wide attention when it was first marketed in October 1973.
The internally developed LCD was long-lived (50,000 hours) and had good contrast. A lamp provided enough illumination to make the numbers on the display easy to read even in the dark.

1975
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Introduction of the world’s first multi-function digital watch cal. 0634.
In 1975 Seiko launched the world's first digital quartz watch with a chronograph, the 0634. It could record time to 1/10 of a second and had a lap time function. It also incorporated an internal light, so that it could be seen clearly in the dark. It became a huge hit and created the market for high-function digital watches.

1975
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Introduction of the world’s first diver’s watch with titanium case, the Professional Diver’s 600m. 
One day in 1968, Seiko's engineers received a letter from a professional diver from Hiroshima Prefecture. The letter shocked Seiko's engineers with its vivid description of the stresses and strains put on a watch by professional saturation divers who dive to depths of 350 meters. Seiko took up the challenge. After seven years of research, the Professional Diver's 600m, the world's first diver's watch with titanium case, was created. A gasket impervious to helium, legible at great depths and with a titanium case. It set a new standard for diver's watches.


1982
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Introduced the world’s first TV watch.
The world’s first watch designed with both a tuner and headphone jack for watching TV at any time or place. Also equipped with an FM radio, together with all of the standard watch functions such as alarm, chronograph, and calendar.

1983
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The world's first Voice Recording Watch 'Voice Note'
Since 1973 when intoroduced world's first six-digit LCD quartz watch, Seiko had developed wearable information devices.
'Voice Note' is the world’s first watch equipped with a voice recording function. The sound for maximum 8 seconds can be recorded and played as a voice memo. It also plays a voice alert at the setting time.

1983
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Introduction of the world’s first analog quartz watch with chronograph.
Seiko's mastery of quartz technology and of mechanical chronograph watchmaking came together in the creation of the world's first analog quartz chronograph. It measured elapsed time to 5/100 second and offered split time capability and a tachymeter. It was designed by the celebrated Italian car designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro.

1984
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Introduction of the world’s first watch with computer functions UC-2000.
After introducing the world's first TV watch, Seiko introduced a wrist computer that stored data. It was the first of its kind. It had memory of up to 2,000 characters and could store telephone numbers and addresses as well as a diary or schedule for up to one month. The Seiko wrist computer marked the beginning of the age of portable information devices.

1986
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The world's first Diver's 1000m with a ceramic outer case
The Diver's 1000m was the first watch to use ceramic material for the outer case layer. The lightweight, corrosion resistant titanium case with a remarkable one-piece structure enabled this watch to withstand depths of 1,000 m.

1988
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Introduction of the world’s first “A.G.S.” watch cal. 7M22 (later renamed as “Kinetic.”)
From the moment that the quartz watch was born, Seiko strove to create 'no battery change' technologies. In 1977, Seiko introduced the solar powered watch and, in 1986, a quartz watch with hand winding generating system.
In 1988 came the big breakthrough; Seiko KINETIC, a watch with an oscillating weight that converted the wearer's motion into electricity and thus powered the quartz movement.


1990
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Introduction of the world’s first computerized diver’s watch “Scubamaster” cal. M726 with dive table and depth meter functions.
Seiko's mastery of electronic watchmaking and long experience in diving watches allowed the creation of the Scubamaster, that was equipped with a water sensor and depth sensor and that displayed diving time and depth, vital information for divers.

1999
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Introduction of Spring Drive, a spring-driven luxury mechanical watch with quartz accuracy.
Spring Drive is a technology unique to Seiko. The traditional escapement is replaced by a totally new regulator that delivers silent and smooth glide motion hands and accuracy of one second a day.


2005
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Introduction of the world’s first three-band (Japan, Germany, US) Radio Wave analog Solar watch.
Seiko commercialized solar powered radio controlled analog watches capable of receiving the standard wave of three countries (Japan, US and Germany), the first device of its type.

2006
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Introduction of world's first E-Ink watch.
Using, for the first time in a watch, electronic ink technology, time or any other data is presented on a wide display area, with perfect legibility at any angle. Furthermore, the display allows the wearer to choose from many presentation graphics for the time, including a “day and night” background that shows, in a dazzlingly simple graphic style, AM and PM. This watch won the Grand Prix de Geneve.


2010
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The world's first EPD watch with an active matrix system.

This new display system retains all the legibility benefits of Seiko's first E-Ink watch, but allows for a much richer range of imagery and data to be displayed on the watch dial with 80,000 pixels, each capable of four different shades, delivering 300 dpi of display.

2012
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Introduction of world's first E-Ink watch.
Using, for the first time in a watch, electronic ink technology, time or any other data is presented on a wide display area, with perfect legibility at any angle. Furthermore, the display allows the wearer to choose from many presentation graphics for the time, including a “day and night” background that shows, in a dazzlingly simple graphic style, AM and PM. This watch won the Grand Prix de Geneve.

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